Ask an expert

30 Oct 2006

PCOS / Stomach Banding / Pill 2nd option
Hi Gynaedoc,

I need some advice please. I have PCOS with all the symptoms that go with it, excess hair, acne etc. I am also very overweight and have recently had a stomach banding operation with the intention of putting off pregnancy for a year while I lose weight.
I now want to go onto the pill for a year and my own gynae has recommended Diane 35 which he says will help clear up my acne and reduce the symptoms of PCOS. I am worried that Diane 35 will seriously effect my weight loss and I want to know what my alternatives are.

Answer 392 views

01 Jan 0001

Diane 35 is the best Pill for your problem. The excess weight in PCOS is due to metabolic disturbances and can be helped by following a diabetic type diet and using Glucophage.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9463 votes
68% - 20189 votes